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Curried Coconut Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
Looking for a new way to fix chicken breasts? This no-fuss recipe is a nice change of pace. It’s sweet, savory and a little exotic. Serve it over rice or couscous.—Becky Walch, Manteca, California
Curried Coconut Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup apricot preserves, warmed


  1. Place butter in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the coconut and curry powder. Dip chicken in butter, then coat with coconut mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with salt. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Serve with preserves.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/4 cup preserves: 571 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.

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